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My Favorite Festivals of 2017

  Now that I’ve shared what festivals you’ve read the most in 2017, I thought I would share my favorite festivals of 2017. Out of over 40 festivals visited in and beyond Ohio, these are my top 10. Hope you enjoy… 10.) Kent Potterfest https://ohiofestivals.net/potterfest/ With a cute location and many creative decorative touches on this themed festival, it was …

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Your 2017 Most Read Festival Reviews

Now that we’re toward the end of the year, I thought it would be interesting to look at all of the 2017 traffic and see what posts you guys read the most. Since most readers don’t come across a festival review until the following year (an issue of timing), most reviews are from 2016 or earlier…but not all! Here are …

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42.) Spooky Pooch Parade Review – Lakewood – October 21, 2017

Out at Kauffman Park… …dogs were arriving as race horses… …lifeguards… …and pizzas… …so that they could be registered to walk in the Spooky Pooch Parade (LakewoodAlive). As the DJ played various dance and Halloween tunes… …dog owners and their pooches showcased their costumes… …with references to Star Wars… …Stephen King’s It… …The Wizard of Oz… …and Sesame Street. Meanwhile, …

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41.) FireFish Festival Review – Lorain – October 7, 2017

Along Broadway in downtown Lorain… …a band performance (Exotic Fruit Club)… …a fashion show (Jevon Terance)… …and  spoken word performed by Hazel Chapman (Tracy Chapman’s mom) were occurring only a stone’s throw from each other. Welcome to the FireFish Festival… …where the city’s location along Lake Erie and the Black River (water)… …merged with its heritage of steel (fire) (FireFish …

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40.) Sts. Peter and George Egyptian Fall Festival Review – Westlake – October 7, 2017

The grounds got lively at Sts. Peter and George Coptic Orthodox Church… …as the Egyptian Fall Festival was underway. Near the drive-thru station, guests could find the main entrance… …where they could find arrows pointing to various attractions… …such as Pharoah’s Feast, where food selections included… …kobeiba, cheese pies… …macaroni bechamel… …and a beautiful koshari bar to add to your …

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39.) Ohio Wizard of Oz Festival Review – Macedonia – September 23, 2017

Across the pond in Longwood Park… …a vendor booth landed on a witch’s sister… …and, boy, was the witch mad! Fortunately, that didn’t stop any festival goers from coming and enjoying… …the first Ohio Wizard of Oz Festival. As organ grinder music filled the air… …festival goers shopped among booths with clothing and crafts… …eventually noticing that Karen Kutoloski‘s booth …

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38.) Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival Review – Cleveland – September 17, 2017

The Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival took place in Lincoln Park… …and was divided into “villages” along pathways that ran from the gazebo. The artist village, for example, brought metal art and fabrication (Rust, Inc.)… …jewelry… …paintings… …and sun-inspired decor… …whereas the cultural village was where you would find fair trade vendors (INTO)… …and organizations that reflect diversity (United Church …

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37.) Harvest of the Arts Review – Wellington – September 17, 2017

I originally went to Wellington… …because I thought Harvest of the Arts was a festival… …with food, which it had… …vendors, which it had… …and music, which it hadn’t apparently had in over 5 years. This was a craft show (not a festival)… …with dog-decorated bags… …cool holiday soaps… …cooler owls made of recycled materials (What a Hoot)… …and all …

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36.) Dayton Pagan Pride Day Review – September 16, 2017

Deep in the Eastwood Metropark… …people came together to celebrate Dayton Pagan Pride Day. To help direct arriving visitors, arrows with markers pointed festival goers… …to marked shelters surrounding the grounds… …where they would find either musical performances or educational lectures (Selena Fox)… …while, in the midst of the shelters sat a Ritual Circle… …as well as an altar walk… …